An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (disclosure of information to victims)

Sponsor

Lisa Raitt  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of June 19, 2019

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to provide that information that is disclosed to the victim of an offence regarding eligibility dates and review dates applicable to the offender in respect of temporary absences, releases or parole must include an explanation of how the dates were determined.

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Corrections and Conditional Release ActRoutine Proceedings

June 19th, 2019 / 4:05 p.m.
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Conservative

Lisa Raitt Conservative Milton, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-466, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (disclosure of information to victims).

Mr. Speaker, this is the first time in 11 years I have had the honour of being able to table a private member's bill in this place. I thank you very much, Mr. Speaker, for the opportunity to do so.

Today I am introducing a private member's bill because very often, victims of crime, such as Lisa Freeman and her family in Oshawa, Ontario, are caught off guard when they are notified that an offender is eligible for forms of parole before the 25 years indicated on the certificate of conviction.

I believe that it is the responsibility of government to ensure that victims of crime are treated with the utmost respect and dignity. This legislation would require that information regarding review and eligibility for all forms of parole be communicated, in writing, to the offender's victims. The written documentation would also require an explanation of how those dates had been determined.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)